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Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

Worker Fatality Leads to Serious Violations for Rhode Island Concrete Supplier

A worker sustained fatal injuries while repairing a cement truck.

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

Plastic Recycler Faces Fines Over Combustible Dust Hazards

A facility in Pennsylvania faces nearly $90k in fines after exposing employees to hazards related to combustible dust.

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

Hot Tub Manufacturer in Hot Water Following Chemical Exposures

A Pennsylvania hot tub manufacturer has continued to expose workers to chemical hazards following original OSHA inspections.



Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

Americans Believe Their Safety at Work is “More Important Than Ever”

A new report shows employed Americans believe their workplace safety is more important than ever, but they are not so sure their employer would agree.

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

Serious Violations at Greensboro US Postal Service Facility After Amputation Injury

OSHA found that many machine safe guards had been removed at the USPS distribution center.

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

Federal Judge Orders New Jersey’s Most Flagrant OSHA Violator to Pay $2 Million

A federal judge is cracking down on an employer with a long history of exposing employees to workplace hazards.

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Contractor Cited Twice in Six Months for Exposure to Fall Hazards

Employees exposed to fall hazards are at risk of serious injuries and even death.

The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

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The Path to Better Indoor Air Quality – Improved Monitoring for CO2, Ventilation and More

Whether you have employees returning to in-person work or students going back to in-person learning, monitoring and maintaining indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical. More people are paying attention to air quality in the spaces we use for work, school, entertainment and travel, and building owners are looking for ways to create cleaner air to instill occupant confidence.

OSHA Finds Zip Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

OSHA Finds Zip-Line Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

The agency said that required safety measures could have prevented a fatal fall at a zip-line attraction in California.

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Episode 131

Implementing Safety: Effecting Change at Your Organization

Change is scary, it invites in the unknown leading to uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Despite how it makes you feel, however, change is bound to happen.

Electric Company Cited Following Deaths of Two Teenage Apprentices

Electric Company Cited Following Deaths of Two Teenage Apprentices

An investigation found that the employer could have prevented the conditions that led to electrocution.

Auto Parts Seller Fined $1.2 Million for 33 Safety, Health Violations

Auto Parts Seller Fined $1.2 Million for 33 Safety, Health Violations

OSHA investigated the company following a crushed hand incident in Camden, New Jersey.

Alabama Construction Site to Promote Workplace Safety

Alabama Construction Site to Promote Workplace Safety, Health

OSHA has signed a strategic partnership with an Alabama construction company to prevent worker injuries and exposure to hazards.

DOL Announces $3.2 Million in Grants for Workplace Safety

DOL Announces $3.2 Million in Grants for Workplace Safety

OSHA announced the availability of $3.2 million for Susan Harwood Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 grants.

Reflections on Safety in the Robot-Built Environment

Reflections on Safety in the Robot-Built Environment

Poor safety performance can result in substantial loss and unanticipated and detrimental risk, both acute and chronic, to project stakeholders.

OSHA Announces Focused Enforcement Effort at Hospitals Treating Covid-19

OSHA Announces Focused Enforcement Effort at Hospitals Treating Covid-19

The agency will increase the amount of inspections at hospitals and nursing home facilities that treat Covid-19 patients in an effort to curb the spread of the virus among employees in healthcare.

New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

New Regional Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Hazardous Noise Levels

An OSHA initiative seeks to protect Midwest workers from hazardous noise and permanent hearing loss.

Employer Cited for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse

Employer Cited for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse

Workers can be caught in a trench collapse in mere seconds, a hazard that can cause injury and even death.

Episode 130

Ensuring Proper Use of Ladders on Your Worksite

It's National Ladder Safety Month! Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard discusses how to properly and safely choose, set up and ascend a ladder.

Extended Use Barrier Gloves: The Optimal Choice For Savings, Productivity and Sustainability

Barrier glove technology – whether thick polymer “canner” types or thin disposables – has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, along with the increase in use. Gone are the days when rough hands or stained fingers defined what we did for a living.

Brick Manufacturer Under Fire for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards

Brick Manufacturer Under Fire for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards

A federal inspection found a West Virginia brick manufacturer exposed workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards.

New Data Shows Top Chemical Management Challenges

New Data Shows Top Chemical Management Challenges

A recent survey of safety professionals asks the question, “Does chemical management have to be hard?”

Ohio Contractor Cited for 6th Time Since 2018 for Deadly Fall Hazards

Ohio Contractor Cited for 6th Time Since 2018 for Deadly Fall Hazards

OSHA's recent investigation has led to proposed penalties amounting to over $230,000.

Dollar General Racks Up More than $3.6 Million in Penalties Since 2016

Dollar General Racks Up More than $3.6 Million in Penalties Since 2016

OSHA has found that Dollar General has a long history of exposing employees to dangerous working conditions.

Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

Supplying Headlamps as Critical PPE in Hazardous Environments

By supplying safe lighting products, construction companies can significantly enhance worker safety throughout the job site.

Fatal Fall Leads to Nine Willful Violations for Long Island Contractor

Fatal Fall Leads to Nine Willful Violations for Long Island Contractor

OSHA has cited a Long Island contractor with nine willful violations after an employee died following a fall onsite.

Live Monitoring

Live Monitoring: The Pinnacle of Real-Time Detection 

Live monitoring brings an added dimension to real-time detection today.

Editor's Note

No Stress: Safety is Heating Up

In our issue this month, we are highlighting the hazards workers are faced with when they work in extreme temperatures.

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Interest in Wearable Tech Heats Up as the World Learns About the Dangers of Rising Temperatures

Can your company afford not to implement wearable technology as part of its HRI prevention program? 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

How to Stay OSHA-Compliant with Lockout/Tagout 

A well-structured training program helps companies avoid the human and financial costs associated with an OSHA violation.